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Obviously modern and older grounds have their advantages. The dream is something like Burton Albion's ground...
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A bit like our proposed stadium at Dalmoak...

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I totally get the crumbling shithole/not fit for purpose thing, but I'd give my right bollocks for the chance to see just one more game at Boghead some time.

At worst, it would just reset my memory a bit and remind me the present ground is better, at best, I would have a cracking day out.

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44 minutes ago, aftershocker said:
1 hour ago, Gordon EF said:
Obviously modern and older grounds have their advantages. The dream is something like Burton Albion's ground...
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A bit like our proposed stadium at Dalmoak...

But presumably not built on a floodplain :whistle

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1 hour ago, Ross Forbes said:

But presumably not built on a floodplain :whistle

I’m sure there are many many reasons but I still don’t understand why a community stadium isn’t look at for the back of levengrove park. Bridge across to the town. Training pitches that the club can use and local boys club can use. 

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Obviously modern and older grounds have their advantages. The dream is something like Burton Albion's ground...
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When I win the Euros I promise something similar

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8 minutes ago, Boghead ranter said:

FTFY

In other news, Ian Murray's Airdrie lost today, definitively proving it was all down to Jack Ross and we made the right call with Jim.

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8 minutes ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

Get outta here Stevie.

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John Steele lurking in the back is the real icing on the cake.

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On 22/10/2018 at 19:17, sonsrealfan said:

I dont agree with duffy but it is what it is

If u ask me i think someone with a passion for the club and a connection with the fans is what we need. Paddy flannery or craig brittain would have been a good choice. 

I will support duffy and the team even if he wasnt my first choice. I just hope others will to! 

 

On 22/10/2018 at 20:39, lionel wickson said:

In that case following your logic and selection criteria,  we should never have appointed Jackie Stewart (ex Airdrie player,  ex Albion Rovers manager), Alex Wright (ex Partick Thistle player, ex St Mirren & Dunfermline manager), Billy Lamont (ex Hamilton Accies player, ex East Stirlingshire manager), our three highest achieving managers of modern times. Do you think Jim Duffy is a bigger gamble than Paddy Flannery or Craig Brittain?

Still waiting...:whistle

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Still waiting...:whistle

I know Craig Brittain well. He has no interest in going into football management. Paddy has no league management experience. If commitment to DFC were a qualification for the job, then the P&B poster known as Ross Forbes would be the best shout IMHO. However it isn’t and we seem to have made the right choice.

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Right, here's one for ye (possibly @RossForbes ).

When Murray came in, was it the summer? Did he have a clean slate to build on as there was a lot of guys out of contract or was he given the job mid season?
In his first transfer window, who were some of the guys he attracted to the club, any that stand out for you as excellent players or have gone on to have decent careers? Was he a fan of the loan market and if so, any particular club?

Apologies for all the questions at just after 6 on a Sunday morning but I'm just trying to possibly guage where we go in January regarding what kind of transfer action we'll see.
Thanks in advance.

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Right, here's one for ye (possibly @RossForbes ).

When Murray came in, was it the summer? Did he have a clean slate to build on as there was a lot of guys out of contract or was he given the job mid season?
In his first transfer window, who were some of the guys he attracted to the club, any that stand out for you as excellent players or have gone on to have decent careers? Was he a fan of the loan market and if so, any particular club?

Apologies for all the questions at just after 6 on a Sunday morning but I'm just trying to possibly guage where we go in January regarding what kind of transfer action we'll see.
Thanks in advance.
Murray came in around this time of the year, so his hands were pretty much tied. He made an instant impact though, we were rock bottom of the league with a team of mostly League 1/2nd Division jobbers and he transformed them into a competitive Championship/1st Division team.

Murray always brought in decent loan signings and I felt he never really went mental during a transfer window. His first window he kept things simple by improving the positions that needed improving, a new left back was one of his first moves IIRC.

Murray's best trait was getting the best out of what he had IMO. We never really went out and signed up and coming youngsters, he tended to favour the older pro dropping down from the top league and compliment them with the odd youngster and/or loan player. The core of his squad was one that was already in place before he left in the shape of Andy Graham, Agnew, Chris Turner, Mark Gilhaney, Garry Fleming and Bryan Prunty. The best permanent signing he added to the squad was Paul McGinn, but I believe he came via Jack Ross and is PFA contacts. Best loan signing was young Chris Kane who struck up a very fruitful partnership with Colin Nish (the older pro type that Murray favoured). My one main complaint at the time was his lack of finding and signing guys from leagues below us with good potential like Andy Stirling, Robert Thomson etc etc.

Basically, I wouldn't expect a complete overhaul, that isn't really his style, he will look to strengthen any main areas of weakness.

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Right, here's one for ye (possibly @RossForbes ).

When Murray came in, was it the summer? Did he have a clean slate to build on as there was a lot of guys out of contract or was he given the job mid season?
In his first transfer window, who were some of the guys he attracted to the club, any that stand out for you as excellent players or have gone on to have decent careers? Was he a fan of the loan market and if so, any particular club?

Apologies for all the questions at just after 6 on a Sunday morning but I'm just trying to possibly guage where we go in January regarding what kind of transfer action we'll see.
Thanks in advance.

When Ian Murray joined us he had an immediate impact. In the league, our first results were to win 4-3 away to Falkirk and 3-0 away to Morton. He did, however, virtually have a full pre-season to get us playing how he wanted because it was roughly a month after he joined that he managed his first game due to postponements.

In January I think he’ll look to move quickly to get players in. With us he seemed to have targets lined up before the window opened.

In terms of playing style it’s hard to tell because with Jack Ross as assistant we played a lot of very successful attacking football but in his final season without Ross he adopted a more counter attacking based system. One thing he is big on is professionalism and fitness. A fundamental change he for us was to introduce a sports scientist to get the players in the best shape possible.

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1 hour ago, ++Ammo - Airdrie++ said:

Right, here's one for ye (possibly @RossForbes ).

When Murray came in, was it the summer? Did he have a clean slate to build on as there was a lot of guys out of contract or was he given the job mid season?
In his first transfer window, who were some of the guys he attracted to the club, any that stand out for you as excellent players or have gone on to have decent careers? Was he a fan of the loan market and if so, any particular club?

Apologies for all the questions at just after 6 on a Sunday morning but I'm just trying to possibly guage where we go in January regarding what kind of transfer action we'll see.
Thanks in advance.

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21 hours ago, Sons Fan said:

I’m sure there are many many reasons but I still don’t understand why a community stadium isn’t look at for the back of levengrove park. Bridge across to the town. Training pitches that the club can use and local boys club can use. 

Isn't the park "publicly" owned? Community stadium or not, I'd doubt you'd get permission. Would be like trying to build it on the common.

 

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Silly question, but because Dom Thomas has also featured for Killie this season (albeit in the League Cup) would he be allowed to play for a third club?

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